A Magazine of Short Poems
Fireflies’ Light is an online magazine that showcases short poems, essays on poetry and poetics, and book reviews. It is published four times a year by the Department of English at Missouri Baptist University, One College Park Dr., St. Louis, MO 63141. Interested students, faculty, and friends of the Department may submit manuscripts to firstname.lastname@example.org. We consider up to ten poems, up to two essays on poetry and poetics (150-1,000 words), and up to two book reviews (500-1,000 words) during a reading period. Below are submission deadlines and target publication dates:
|Submission Deadline||Publication Date|
|March 1||March 15|
|June 1||June 15|
|September 1||September 15|
|December 1||December 15|
Short poetic forms include, but are not limited to, ABC, chain poem, cinqku, cinquain, couplet, epitaph, etheree, fibonacci (fib), free verse, haiku, kyoka, lanterne, limerick, lune, octet, quatrain, sedoka, senryu, sijo, tanka, and triolet. A poem should follow the rules for the chosen form, and the author must identify the form used in the poem parenthetically after the title.
Missouri Baptist University reserves the right to publish accepted submissions in Fireflies’ Light; upon publication, copyrights revert to the authors. By submitting, authors certify that the work is their own. All submissions are subject to editing for clarity, grammar, usage, and Christian propriety. The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of Missouri Baptist University.